ACT and EvoS, Sept 2019

 


Theme for September

Jeff Matranga recently posted this Ram Dass quote on Facebook (I shared it on the SMACT Facebook Group. If you are not a member of this FB group, please let me know!):

When I am afraid of something, I come up as close to it as possible, and I notice my resistance. I allow myself to just notice the resistance, because the resistance intensifies the fear—there’s no doubt about it. Get as close to the fear as you can, noticing the boundaries of it, just being with it, seeing it as it is. Don’t grab, don’t push it away, just notice.

Ram Dass & Mirabai Bush. (2018). Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying. (p. 3).


 

Sept 9, 8-9:30 am. First Mondays ACT Study Group
Group usually meets on the 1st Monday of each month.  Location: The Cumberland Club. Parking in back off Spring Street.

Some of us will be preparing to attend the Fall Retreat and to face our own respective mortalities (among other less scary, community-building activities, I’m sure!) with much to discuss. Regardless, if you are human, this quote pertains to you.   Agenda: We will spend some time discussing the above theme while it is fresh for some of us and, hopefully, make it fresh for others. Also, I would like to revisit the topic of the relationship between therapist self-care + life balance and therapist effectiveness in the room. Fall is the season of regrouping; what are you doing right now to move in a healthy, valued direction?

Sept 20-22. SMACT Fall Retreat 2019.  LINK.

Sept 23, 8-9:30 am. Fourth Mondays ACT Study Group
Group usually meets on the 4th Monday of each month. Location: The Cumberland Club. Parking in back off Spring Street

Some of us will be fresh back from the Fall Retreat, having faced our own respective mortalities (among other less scary, community-building activities, I’m sure!) with much to discuss. Regardless, if you are human, this quote pertains to you.   Agenda: We will spend some time discussing the above theme while it is fresh for some of us and, hopefully, make it fresh for others.  We will also discuss a variety of issues related to the future of the group–anticipating some comings and goings and changes to the focus of the group.  Be sure to show up and share your preferences!

ACT Peer Consultation Group (Sept 20)
Group usually meets on the 3rd Friday of each month. Due to participants’ impending departure for the Fall Retreat later that day. We will NOT meet in September. See you in October!   Usual location: MMP-Family Practice @ 272 Congress St. (Please contact us if you will be attending for a first time.)

EvoS Book Club (Sept 25)
Group usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Group will NOT meet in September. See you in October!